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  • Jay-Z at House of Blues
    Jay-Z and DJ AM inaugurated Houston's newest music venue on Thursday, October 16.
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  • Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg
    The Texas-German festival drew its share of accordion-wielding eccentrics, elderly polka fans and college-age foam rangers on Saturday and Sunday, October 4 and 5.
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  • 12:45 a.m. at Pearl Bar
    Ping pong, single-color shirts and plenty of drinks on the evening of Saturday, October 11. PHOTOS BY BILL OLIVE
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  • Texas State Fair in Dallas
    Chicken-fried bacon, pie-judging and King Tut in the Big D on Sunday, October 12
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  • 1:15 a.m. at Block 21
    Lounging around on the night of Friday, October 3, at the owner of the Flat's new place. PHOTOS BY BILL OLIVE
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  • Excerpts from George Rodrigue's Blue Dog Speaks
    Why does the artist focus on the blue dog that has now become his signature? "The blue dog, before he was a blue dog, he was a Cajun folk lore tale called the loup-garou," he says. "When I was a child, my mother would tell me that if I wasn’t good today, the loup-garou would come get me tonight."
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  • 12:30 a.m. at Numbers
    A celebration on Friday, October 3, of legendary doorman Mike Pack's last night working at Numbers. PHOTOS BY BILL OLIVE
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  • The Safest House In The World
    Taken by the Houston Chronicle’s Smiley Pool, the shot of a lone house still standing in Gilchrist after Hurricane Ike was seen all over the world. Looking through archival images, it turns out no one should have been surprised the house survived.
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  • Damn Good in Seabrook
    In the halcyon days before Ike, Kevin Harrington and his dog Damn Good could kick back in Seabrook and watch the ships come into Clear Lake. They both survived Ike; we're not so sure about the boat in the background.
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